Los Angeles City Council, Journal/Council Proceeding
Tuesday, April30, 2019
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES, CA 90012 - 10:00 AM



(For further details see Official Council Files)

(For communications referred by the President see Referral Memorandum)

ROLL CALL

Members Present: Blumenfield, Buscaino, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Krekorian, Martinez, O'Farrell, Rodriguez, Ryu and President Wesson (10); Absent: Bonin, Cedillo, Koretz, Price and Smith (5)

Approval of the Minutes
Commendatory Resolutions, Introductions and Presentations

Public Testimony of Non-agenda Items Within Jurisdiction of Council
Items Noticed for Public Hearing - PUBLIC HEARING CLOSED
ITEM NO.(1)

HEARING PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS to Building and Safety Department report and confirmation of lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and/or Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).

Recommendation for Council action:

HEAR PROTEST, APPEALS OR OBJECTIONS relative to proposed lien for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to LAMC and/or LAAC and CONFIRM said lien for the following properties:

(a)15-0160-S617
15-0160-S617
CD 3

6422 North Lindley Avenue. (Lien: $1,288.56).

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted as Amended, (15)
MOTION (BLUMENFIELD - HUIZAR) ADOPTED. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOTION
(b)18-0160-S279
18-0160-S279
CD 5

750 North Sarbonne Road. (Lien: $2,440.89).

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (15)
LIEN AMOUNT REDUCED TO $2,436.89 AND CONFIRMED
(c)18-0160-S280
18-0160-S280
CD 6

7644 North Morella Avenue. (Lien: $2,866.47).

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
CONTINUED TO MAY 3, 2019
(d)18-0160-S287
18-0160-S287
CD 8

2817 South Dalton Avenue. (Lien: $3,954.19).

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 22, 2019)

 

 


Adopted as Amended, (15)
MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - BLUMENFIELD) ADOPTED. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOTION
(e)18-0160-S301
18-0160-S301
CD 4

3100 West Waverly Drive. (Lien: $3,740.68)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 26, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, (15)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE PROPERTY OWNERSHIP HAS CHANGED
(f)18-0160-S302
18-0160-S302
CD 2

6456 North Babcock Avenue. (Lien: $2,419.61)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 26, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Receive and File, (15)
RECEIVED AND FILED INASMUCH AS THE PROPERTY OWNERSHIP HAS CHANGED
(g)18-0160-S305
18-0160-S305
CD 6

11041 West Strathern Street aka 8015 Vineland Avenue. (Lien: $932.40)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 26, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
CONTINUED TO MAY 29, 2019
ITEM NO.(2)18-0900-S137
18-0900-S137
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Victory Boulevard and Mammoth Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (15)
ITEM NO.(3)18-0900-S138
18-0900-S138
CD 2

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Hermitage Avenue and Chandler Boulevard Street Lighting District.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. FIND that a majority protest exists in the Street Lighting Maintenance Assessment District and therefore the assessment cannot be enacted.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE abandoning all proceedings relating to the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

  3. INSTRUCT the Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, to assure that the streetlights are not installed or are removed from service if previously installed.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(4)18-0900-S139
18-0900-S139
CD 8

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the New Hampshire Avenue and 79 Street Lighting District.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(5)18-0900-S140
18-0900-S140
CD 13

CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Duane Street and Apex Avenue Street Lighting District.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. DENY the protest and confirm the assessments.

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE levying the assessments and ordering the maintenance of the above lighting district, in accordance with Sections 6.95-6.127 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code and Government Code Section 53753 (Proposition 218).

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(6)18-0900-S110
18-0900-S110
CD 8CONTINUED CONSIDERATION OF HEARING PROTESTS and COMMUNICATION FROM BUREAU OF STREET LIGHTING relative to the improvement and maintenance of the Western Avenue Expo Line Station Linkage Street Lighting District.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RECEIVE and FILE the matter inasmuch as the assessment process will be rescheduled due to design changes.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(7)19-0130
19-0130
CD 10

HEARING COMMENTS relative to an Application for Determination of Public Convenience or Necessity for the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-site consumption at 6th Avenue Liquor located at 3526 West Washington Boulevard.

 

Application filed by:  Soo Yung Mike Sim (Representative:  Soo Yung Mike Sim)

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 6, 2019

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL  ACTION - MAY 3, 2019)

 

(Findings and Council recommendations relative to the above application required)

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 20, 2019)

 

 

Adopted to Continue, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
CONTINUED TO MAY 3, 2019
ITEM NO.(8)07-2760-S2
07-2760-S2

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending Section 46.95(a) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to increase the Tobacco Retailer's Permit Fee.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated November 5, 2018, amending Section 46.95(a) of the LAMC to increase the Tobacco Retailer's Permit Fee from $300 for Fiscal Years (FY) 2018 and 2019 to $437 to FY 2020, which would recover the costs of both the administration and enforcement of the Tobacco Enforcement Program (TEP).

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to conduct an annual review of the costs associated with operating the TEP, including the number of Tobacco Retailer Permits issued; determine if grant funding is available to offset the costs of the program; and, determine if a fee adjustment is necessary to recover costs associated with the Program.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports the adoption of the Ordinance dated November 5, 2018, will provide an additional $605,488 from tobacco permit revenue in 2020. The CAO also reports the revenue for future Fiscal Years will be subject to the number of permits issued, staff salary changes, and expense adjustments that may be required. The recommendations in the CAO report are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies, as the proposed fee amount allows for full cost recovery of the services provided.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(9)07-0287, 08-0229
07-0287, 08-0229
CD 5, 11

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT, ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION and RESOLUTION relative to updating transportation mitigation fee programs for the Coastal Transportation Corridor Specific Plan (CTCSP), and the West Los Angeles Transportation Improvement and Mitigation Specific Plan (WLA TIMP).

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. ADOPT the Los Angeles City Planning Commission Report, dated June 4, 2018, and its Findings, for a statutory exemption under Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(8).

  2. FIND, based on the independent judgment of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in the previously certified CTCSP and WLA TIMP Specific Plan Environmental Impact Report (EIR) No. ENV-2014-1458-EIR-SE-CE (SCH No. 2014051070), certified on March 8, 2018, and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections 15162 and 15164, no subsequent EIR, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.

  3. DETERMINE, based on the whole of the administrative record, the project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code, Section 21080(b)(8) and CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, 15304 and 15308, and there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 5, 2019, amending Section 12.04 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) to amend the CTCSP, an area generally bound by the City of Santa Monica on the north, Imperial Highway on the south, the San Diego Freeway (I-405) on the east and the Pacific Ocean on the west, as described in the draft ordinance attached to the Department of City Planning (DCP) report dated June 4, 2018.

  5. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 5, 2019, amending LAMC Section 12.04 to amend the WLA TIMP Specific Plan, an area generally bounded by the City of Beverly Hills, Beverwil Drive, Castle Heights Avenue, National Boulevard, Hughes Avenue on the east, Sunset Boulevard on the north, the City of Santa Monica and Centinela Avenue on the west, and Venice Boulevard on the south, as described in the draft ordinance attached to the City Planning Department report dated June 4, 2018.

  6. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 4, 2019, amending Articles 13.5 and 13.6 to Chapter 5 of Division 5 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code revising the CTCSP and WLA TIMP Trust Funds.

  7. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 4, 2019, adding Section 19.19 to Chapter I of the LAMC to implement the transportation fee programs authorized by the CTCSP and WLA TIMP, including establishing the Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) fee, the calculation methods for TIA fee credits, and the TIA fee exemptions; and adopting the categories of the eligible transportation improvement projects, and the process to adopt and amend transportation improvement project lists; said Ordinance to be effective 60 days from the date of adoption.

  8. ADOPT findings pursuant to the Mitigation Fee Act, Government Code 66000, et seq., for the TIA fee, fee program, and guidelines pursuant to the CTCSP and the WLA TIMP.

  9. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION establishing the list of transportation improvements to be partially funded by the aforementioned TIA fee.

  10. RESCIND the Resolution adopted by Council on June 19, 2018.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the DCP or the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

(Planning and Land Use Management Committee waived consideration of the above matter.)

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(10)19-1200-S17
19-1200-S17

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the appointment of Ms. Mindy Serin to the Innovation and Performance Commission.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

RESOLVE that the Council President’s appointment of Ms. Mindy Serin to the Innovation and Performance Commission is APPROVED and CONFIRMED.

 

Financial Disclosure Statement: Pending.

 

Background Check: Pending.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 26, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 24, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(11)17-0071-S1
17-0071-S1

AD HOC COMMITTEE ON POLICE REFORM REPORT and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to implementing Charter Amendment C by providing an accused officer the option of having a Board of Rights composed of three civilian members.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated March 28, 2019, to add Article 12 to Chapter 11 of Division 22 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code to implement Los Angeles City Charter Amendment C by providing an accused officer the option of having a Board of Rights composed of three civilian members.

  2. APPROVE and CONCUR with the December 11, 2018 action of the Los Angeles Police Commission, and further REQUEST the Board to CONCUR with the following amendments to the December 11, 2018 Los Angeles Police Commission report, attached to the Council file, to:

    1. Clarify that Recommendation No. 2(a) in regard to qualifications of applicants further states that an applicant shall not have any sustained allegation of misconduct related to the applicant's employment or profession that would impact his or her ability to be impartial. 

    2. Amend Recommendation No. 2(d) in regard to the separation period for retired peace officers to a length of five years, and prohibit selecting for a panel retired peace officers as a civilian panel member for a period of two years after the effective date of the Ordinance.

    3. Amend Recommendation No. 2(e) in regard to qualifying experience for applicants to a length of two years.

    4. Require the Los Angeles Police Commission to:

      1. Expand and maintain up-to-date training programs for civilian panel members and provide all training materials on the Commission's website.

      2. Conduct outreach throughout the City of Los Angeles prior to opening any application window for a civilian panel member.

      3. Have qualified civilian members from all areas of the City and that the Los Angeles Police Commission shall endeavor to include a minimum of one civilian panel member per Council District as new members are selected and approved.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Administrative Officer (CAO) and the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA) to provide for funding and a transition plan to transition the role of the Department Advocate from the Los Angeles Police Department to the City Attorney as detailed in the March 14, 2019 City Attorney report, attached to the Council file, and in Exhibit H of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget. 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the City Attorney nor the Los Angeles Police Commission.  Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(12)19-0181
19-0181
CD 6

MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION (MND), PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT, and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to a Building Line removal for the property located at 14727 and 14801 West Plummer Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. FIND, based on the independent judgement of the decision-maker, after consideration of the whole of the administrative record, the project was assessed in MND, No. ENV-2018-411-MND, adopted on November 16, 2018; and pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines 15162 and 15164, no subsequent Environmental Impact Report, negative declaration, or addendum is required for approval of the project.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the North Valley Area Planning Commission (NVAPC) as the Findings of the Council.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated February 7, 2019, effectuating the removal of a 24-foot Building Line along Plummer Street, established under Ordinance No. 99739, for the demolition of two existing single-family dwellings and associated accessory structures and the construction, use, and maintenance of 36 detached condominiums, to include 72 covered parking spaces and 18 guest parking spaces on-site, for the property located at 14727 and 14801 West Plummer Street.

  4. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.

  5. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certificate of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant:  Land Developers and Associates

 

Representative:  David Turner, Land Developers and Associates

 

Case No. APCNV-2018-0410-BL

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-411-MND

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The NVAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 23, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(13)11-0046
11-0046
CD 2

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCE OF INTENTION FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the North Hollywood Transit Property-Based Business Improvement District (BID).

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE OF INTENTION, dated April 2, 2019, to establish a Property and Business Improvement District to be known as the North Hollywood Transit BID pursuant to the Provisions of the Property and Business Improvement District Law of 1994 (Division 18, Part 7, Streets and Highways Code, State of California) and to levy assessments.

  2. ADOPT the Preliminary Report of the City Clerk, attached to the Council file.

  3. ADOPT the Management District Plan, attached to the Council file.

  4. ADOPT the Engineer's Report, attached to the Council file.

  5. FIND that:

    1. The petitions submitted on behalf of the proponents of the proposed North Hollywood Transit Property BID are signed by property owners who will pay more than 50 percent of the assessments proposed to be levied.

    2. All parcels included in the BID will receive a special benefit from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    3. All parcels will have a special benefit conferred upon them and upon which an assessment would be imposed are those as identified in the Management District Plan.

    4. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution, all assessments are supported by the Engineer’s Report, prepared by a registered professional engineer certified by the State of California.

    5. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the assessment levied on each parcel within the proposed BID is proportionate to the special benefit derived from the improvements and activities that are to be provided.

    6. In accordance with Article XIIID of the California Constitution and based on the facts and conclusions contained in the Engineer’s Report, the Engineer has separated the general from special benefits. The Engineer's Report identified general benefits in the amount of 6.33 percent to be separated from the special benefits conferred on parcels within the proposed BID. The yearly general benefits cost must be paid from funds other than the assessments collected for the North Hollywood Transit Property BID. The general benefit cost for first year of operation is $43,267.30.

    7. No publicly-owned parcel is exempt from assessment.

    8. The assessments for the proposed BID are not taxes and that the BID qualifies for exemption from Proposition 26 under Exemption 7 of Article XIIIC, Section 1(e).

    9. The services to be provided by the Owners’ Association are in the nature of professional, expert, technical or other special services, that the services are of a temporary and occasional character, and that the use of competitive bidding would be impractical, not advantageous, undesirable or where the common law otherwise excuses compliance with competitive bidding requirements.

    10. The proposed improvements and activities are completely separate from the day-to-day operations of the City.

  6. APPROVE the North Hollywood Business Improvement District Corporation to administer the North Hollywood Transit Property BID if the BID is renewed.

  7. AUTHORIZE the City Clerk, upon establishment of the BID, to prepare, execute and administer a contract between the City and North Hollywood Business Improvement District Corporation, a non-profit corporation, for the administration of the BID’s programs.

  8. INSTUCT the City Clerk to comply with the notice, protest, and hearing procedures prescribed in the Proposition 218 Omnibus Implementation Act (California Government Code, Section 53750 et seq.).

  9. REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the City Clerk, to prepare an enabling Ordinance establishing the North Hollywood Transit Property BID for City Council consideration at the conclusion of the required public hearing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Clerk reports that the assessments levied on the three City-owned properties within the BID are to be paid from the General Fund total $7,738.67 for the first year of the BID. Funding is available in the BID Trust Fund No. 659 to pay the General Fund’s share of assessments for the first operating year. Proposition 218 requires the separation of general benefits from the special benefits. The general benefit portion for the North Hollywood Transit BID is $43,267.30 for the first year. However, funds other than assessment revenue must be budgeted annually for the general benefit expense for the remaining years of the BID's ten-year term.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
SET FOR HEARING ON JUNE 25, 2019
ITEM NO.(14)14-0366-S5
14-0366-S5

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to amending the Los Angeles Municipal Code regarding commercial cannabis activity, the Rules and Regulations for Cannabis Procedures, and other related matters.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying Ordinances dated April 12, 2019 with the following amendments; and, REQUEST the City Attorney, with the assistance of the Department of Cannabis Regulation (DCR), to prepare and present an Ordinance for Council consideration on Tuesday, April 30, 2019:

    1. Amend to require a valid Certificate of Occupancy that matches the use (e.g. retail use) at the issuance of a license. Furthermore, require a valid Certificate of Occupancy as part of the permanent license application for all Phase I and Phase II license holders, and require as part of any annual license renewal for commercial cannabis activity. Allow the DCR to waive this requirement, in collaboration with the Department of Building and Safety, under extenuating circumstances.

    2. Amend to remove ownership structure information as a basic qualification in Round 2 of Phase III and add to the list of additional qualifications within 90 days. Any changes to the ownership structure information during the licensing process of Round 2 of Phase III should be reported to the DCR within five business days. DCR must approve any changes to the information for the application to proceed.

    3. Amend Round 2 of Phase III’s allocation to approximately 150 licenses to meet total licenses available under undue concentration limits.

    4. Amend where necessary to establish a 60-day period for the pre-vetting processing for Social Equity applications for retail commercial cannabis activity, or closing 30 days after the Council adopts the findings of the enhanced Social Equity Analysis. Technical assistance will be in place a minimum of 45 days before the first application window opens.

    5. Add language to allow applicants who receive Type 10 or Type 9 licenses during Phase III the ability to amend their application during the annual licensing process to add non-retail components including qualification as a microbusiness, if meeting sensitive use requirements, land use requirements, and undue concentration limits.

    6. Add language to allow DCR to process, beginning January 1, 2020, in compliance with LAMC Sec. 104.20(a) ratios any additional Type 10 applicant that has received a finding of public convenience or necessity from Council and that has a compliant business premises location.

    7. Add language that prohibits any sale or major change of ownership of a social equity license until minimum standards are adopted, except under extenuating circumstances subject to approval of the DCR.

    8. Amend the language to the definition of Management Company that includes or entities wholly owned by the Owner(s) of the license.

    9. Remove Type 4 cultivation licenses (nurseries) from the definition of Undue Concentration.

    10. Amend Paragraph 3 of Subsection E of Regulation 10 related to delivery regulations to be consistent with current state laws and regulations.

  2. AUTHORIZE the City Attorney, with the assistance of DCR,  to make any technical modifications and/or legal corrections to the requested draft ordinance in order to further the objectives as described in this recommendation.

  3. INSTRUCT the DCR to review the effects of gang injunctions with respect to the War on Drugs in the City while conducting the enhanced Social Equity Analysis.

  4. INSTRUCT the DCR to hold town halls and provide online informational videos to get information to the community on public health and legal consumption, as well as for potential Phase III applicants.

  5. INSTRUCT the DCR to assign an employee as the Community Engagement Officer.

  6. INSTRUCT the DCR to report with options to collect demographic data of license holders and owners during the application process and annual renewal process.

  7. INSTRUCT the DCR to provide translation of website and documents into appropriate languages, including Spanish.

  8. INSTRUCT the DCR to report with options relative to an online system that would provide public tracking of complaints similar to the Department of Building and Safety's Permit and Inspection Report system, so that members of the public can check status updates on complaint-driven investigations.

  9. INSTRUCT the DCR to meet with stakeholders and report with options for minimum standards that protects the social equity license holder, additional owners, and investors during a sale which may include requiring such information to be incorporated as part of the ownership and financial structure of the business. This should also include a review of state regulations on the subject matter.

  10. INSTRUCT the DCR to meet with stakeholders and report with options for minimum standards for management contracts.

  11. INSTRUCT the DCR to meet with stakeholders and report with options for minimum standards for social equity agreements.

  12. INSTRUCT the DCR to meet with stakeholders and report with options to require community reinvestment/social impact plans for all businesses conducting commercial cannabis activity.

  13. INSTRUCT the DCR to finalize a timeline for all Phase III and Type 9 Pilot activities and post the information on the Department's website.

  14. REQUEST the Cannabis Regulation Commission to create a Cannabis Health and Social Equity working group to coordinate regular meetings with stakeholders to identify best practices with respect to these issues.

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the City Attorney. Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted as Amended, (15)

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY MOTION 14A (WESSON - HARRIS-DAWSON) AND MOTION (HUIZAR - WESSON). CLICK HERE TO VIEW MOTION 14A AND CLICK HERE TO VIEW MOTION (HUIZAR - WESSON)

ITEM NO.(15)19-0270
19-0270
CD 10

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the disposition and development of the City-owned property located at 4314 West Adams Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. REQUEST the City Attorney and AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to negotiate and execute all loan-related and other ancillary documents required for the sale of the City-owned property located at 4314 West Adams Boulevard to Adams Terrace LP, or a related entity.
           
  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an Ordinance to effectuate the sale of the City-owned property located at 4314 West Adams Boulevard to Adams Terrace LP, or a related entity.

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The recommendations contained in the April 4, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that there is no additional cost to the City, and no additional funding commitments are being made at this time.  Potential project funding sources include State tax-exempt bonds, State grants and/or loans, State tax credits, private financing, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and a Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan, among others.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(16)19-0271
19-0271
CD 1

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the term of the negotiating period under the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) in connection with the disposition and development of the City-owned property located at 619 South Westlake Avenue.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to  reinstate and extend the term of the negotiating period under the ENA with the Cesar Chavez Foundation and META Housing Corporation until April 30, 2020, and to prepare and execute, in consultation with the City Attorney, any documents necessary to facilitate or implement such extensions for City-owned property located at 619 South Westlake Avenue.

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The recommendations contained in the April 4, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that there is no additional cost to the City, and no additional funding commitments are being made at this time.  Potential project funding sources include State tax-exempt bonds, State grants and/or loans, State tax credits, private financing, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and a Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan, among others.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(17)19-0272
19-0272
CD 8

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the term of the negotiating period under the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) in connection with the disposition and development of the City-owned property located at 6527 South Crenshaw Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to  reinstate and extend the term of the negotiating period under the ENA with GTM Holdings until April 30, 2020, and to prepare and execute, in consultation with the City Attorney, any documents necessary to facilitate or implement such extensions for City-owned property located at 6527 South Crenshaw Boulevard.

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The recommendations contained in the April 4, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that there is no additional cost to the City, and no additional funding commitments are being made at this time.  Potential project funding sources include State tax-exempt bonds, State grants and/or loans, State tax credits, private financing, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and a Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan, among others.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(18)16-0739-S1
16-0739-S1
CD 10

HOUSING COMMITTEE REPORT relative to extending the term of the negotiating period under the Exclusive Negotiation Agreement (ENA) in connection with the disposition and development of the City-owned property located at 4600 and 4601 Washington Boulevard.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department, or designee, to  reinstate and extend the term of the negotiating period under the ENA with Western Community Housing Corporation and META Housing Corporation until April 30, 2020, and to prepare and execute, in consultation with the City Attorney, any documents necessary to facilitate or implement such extensions for City-owned property located at 4600 and 4601 Washington Boulevard.

         

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports that there is no impact to the General Fund.  The recommendations contained in the April 4, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, are in compliance with the City's Financial Policies in that there is no additional cost to the City, and no additional funding commitments are being made at this time.  Potential project funding sources include State tax-exempt bonds, State grants and/or loans, State tax credits, private financing, the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and a Proposition HHH Supportive Housing Loan, among others.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(19)18-0956
18-0956
CD 8

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Council action of March 5, 2019 in relation to street vacation proceedings for 113th Street and Broadway.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Harris-Dawson - Buscaino):

 

  1. AMEND the Council action of March 5, 2019, attached to the Council file, relative to street vacation proceedings for 113th Street and Broadway - VAC-E1401347, to modify Condition 5(c) set forth in the City Engineer’s report dated February 7, 2019, attached to the Council file, as follows:

    Condition 5(c): Dedicate a 10-foot wide strip of land behind said condition (b) area as a public street substantially as shown colored green on Exhibit B within the applicant’s property along the westerly side of Broadway for the future construction of a 10-foot wide sidewalk.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Bureau of Engineering to modify the appropriate recommendations, exhibits, and conditions such as the right-of-way area being vacated, the right-of-way area being denied for vacation, sidewalk construction, and the City land to be dedicated as public right-of-way under this vacation approval, as those recommendations, exhibits, and conditions will be based on the required 10-foot wide dedication along the westerly side of Broadway.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted - FORTHWITH, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(20)17-1175
17-1175
CD 15

PUBLIC WORKS AND GANG REDUCTION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Council action of April 11, 2018 in relation to vacation proceedings for north-south and east-west alleys southerly of Santa Cruz Street and westerly of Grand Avenue.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Buscaino - Cedillo):

 

AMEND the Council action of April 11, 2018, attached to the Council file, relative to vacation proceedings for north-south and east-west alleys southerly of Santa Cruz Street and westerly of Grand Avenue (re-application) - VAC-E1401328, to modify Recommendation 8, as follows:

Adopt the Bureau of Engineering report dated February 5, 2018, attached to the Council file, with the conditions contained therein, amended to remove Conditions 4, 7, 8, and 9.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted - FORTHWITH, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(21)19-0002-S35
19-0002-S35

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT  and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding House Bill (HR) 530 (Eshoo), the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Blumenfield - Rodriguez), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 Federal Legislative Program, SUPPORT for HR 530, the Accelerating Wireless Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019, which would cause the Federal Communications Commission actions taken on August 2, 2018 and September 26, 2018 to have no force or effect.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(22)19-0376
19-0376

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the exemption of one Street Services General Superintendent (Class Code 4160) position for the Board of Public Works (BPW) from the Civil Service provisions of the City Charter.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE the exemption of one Street Services General Superintendent (Class Code 4160) position for the BPW from Civil Service pursuant to Charter Section 1001(b).

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  None submitted by the Mayor.  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - MAY 14, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 14, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(23)19-0002-S36
19-0002-S36
CD 5

RULES, ELECTIONS, AND INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to establishing the City's position regarding the existing Freeway Agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) that would allow the removal of the pedestrian bridge over the I-101 freeway at Killion Street and Encino Avenue.

 

Recommendation for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Koretz - Cedillo), SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:

 

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to include in the City's 2019-20 State Legislative Program, SUPPORT for legislation and/or administrative action to revise the existing Freeway Agreement with Caltrans in order to allow the removal of the pedestrian bridge over the I-101 freeway at Killion Street and Encino Avenue and implement alternative pedestrian/bicycle improvements in the surrounding communities.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: None submitted by the Chief Legislative Analyst. The City Administrative Officer has not completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(24)15-1146
15-1146

PERSONNEL AND ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to proposed amended and restated agreements with Tristar Risk Management, Inc. (Tristar), Acclamation Insurance Management Services, Inc. (AIMS) and Elite Claims Management, Inc. (Elite) for third party administration (TPA) services for the City's Worker's Compensation Program.

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

APPROVE and AUTHORIZE the General Manager, Personnel Department, to execute amended and restated agreements for the provision of TPA services to manage a portion of the City's workers' compensation claims, subject to the approval of the City Attorney, as follows:

 

  1. The Third Amended and Restated Agreement (Contract No. C-121812) with Tristar to increase the term to include November 30, 2012 to November 21, 2020 and increase contract compensation by $17,987,926 to $68,666,267.

  2. The Sixth Amended and Restated Agreement (Contract No. C-121841) with AIMS to increase the term to include May 3, 2013 through November 21, 2020 and increase contract compensation by $7,809,006 to $28,929,703.

  3. The Sixth Amended and Restated Agreement (Contract No. C-121842) with Elite to increase the term to include May 3, 2013 through November 21, 2010 and increase contract compensation by $2,506,294 to $9,802,542.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  The City Administrative Officer (CAO) reports approval of the recommendations in the March 29, 2019 CAO report, attached to the Council file, will enable the Personnel Department to expend $28.3 million for workers’ compensation TPA services, including approximately $8.1 million in 2018-19, $14.2 million in 2019-20, and $6.0 million in 2020-21.  Sufficient funds for the 2018-19 obligation are available in the Contractual Services Account within the Human Resources Benefits Fund.  The recommendations in the CAO report comply with the City's Financial Policies in that budgeted funds for anticipated contract expenditures are available in the current fiscal year and future expenditures are limited to the appropriation of funds in the budget.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

TIME LIMIT FILE - JUNE 3, 2019

 

(LAST DAY FOR COUNCIL ACTION - MAY 31, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(25)19-0008-S15
19-0008-S15
CD 12

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along segments of Gaynor Avenue and Chatsworth Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Smith - Buscaino):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Gaynor Avenue between Rinaldi and Harvest Streets, and Chatsworth Street between Reseda Boulevard and Zelzah Avenue.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(26)19-0008-S16
19-0008-S16
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Courtland Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Smith):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Courtland Street between Lake Street and Rose Avenue.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(27)19-0008-S14
19-0008-S14
CD 7

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along segments of Lassen and Bermuda Streets.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Rodriguez - Ryu):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Lassen Street between Lemona and Natick Avenues, and Bermuda Street between Sepulveda Boulevard and Orion Avenue.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(28)19-0008-S17
19-0008-S17
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along a segment of Kensington Road.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Smith):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Kensington Road between (little) Culver Boulevard and Avon Way.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(29)19-0008-S19
19-0008-S19
CD 11

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing oversize vehicle parking restrictions along segments of Culver Drive and Purdue Avenue.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Bonin - Smith):

 

  1. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.69.4 and California Vehicle Code Section 22507, to hereby prohibit the parking of vehicles that are in excess of 22 feet in length or over seven feet in height, during the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., along Culver Drive between Purdue Avenue and Sawtelle Boulevard, and Purdue Avenue between Culver Drive and Youngworth Street.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT), upon approval of this action, to post signs giving notice of a Tow Away, No Parking restriction for oversize vehicles within the specific hours detailed.

  3. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to make any technical corrections or clarifications to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this Resolution.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(30)18-0175-S1
18-0175-S1
CD 14

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a grant award from the Toyota Mobility Foundation for use by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to implement a pilot program in the Arts District to analyze active transportation data.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin – Huizar), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the LADOT to apply for and accept grant funds, and execute any necessary agreements, in an amount up to $825,000, from the Toyota Mobility Foundation for a pilot program in the Arts District to analyze active transportation data through the installation of new Automated Traffic Surveillance and Control cameras, new relocatable digital cameras, and other sensor technology and software.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to:

    1. Deposit grant funds in the Transportation Grant Fund No. 655 and appropriate up to $825,000 therein to a new account entitled Toyota Bike/Pedestrian Count Grant.

    2. Transfer $275,000 from the new Toyota Bike/Pedestrian Count Grant account to Fund No. 100/32 (Information Technology Agency), as follows:

      1. $260,000 to Contractual Services Account No. 003040.

      2. $15,000 to Office and Administrative Services Account No. 006010.

    3. Make any technical corrections or clarifications as necessary to the above instructions in order to effectuate the intent of this action.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(31)15-0315-S4
15-0315-S4

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Low Carbon Transit Operations Program (LCTOP) grant award to provide free fare on DASH services for Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and Los Angeles Community College District (LACC) students.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Bonin – Krekorian), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION authorizing the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to apply for, accept funds and execute any necessary agreements for FY 2018-19 LCTOP grant funds from State of California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) in an amount up to $1,187,625 to provide free fare on DASH services for LAUSD and LACC students.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Controller to deposit $1,187,625 in FY 2018-19 LCTOP grant funds from Caltrans into Fund No. 385, (account number to be determined), entitled LCTOP Free Fare for Students, and to appropriate therein to provide free fare on DASH services for LAUSD and LACC students.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(32)19-0295
19-0295
CD 5

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT and RESOLUTION relative to consolidating various Temporary Preferential Parking Districts (TPPD) into new established Preferential Parking District (PPD) No. 300, and modifying PPD boundaries for West Los Angeles neighborhoods located near the Expo Light Rail Line.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. FIND that the consolidation of TPPD Nos. 187, 230, 232, 234, 237, 238, 240, 241, 243, 245, 249, 250, 251, 252, 254 and 256, within the boundary enumerated below to provide the residents with greater access to parking in the residential neighborhood in which they live.

  2. FIND that the consolidation of TPPD Nos. 187, 230, 232, 234, 237, 250, 251, 252, 254 and 256 and conversion of those consolidated TPPDs into the newly established PPD No. 300 are exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as a Class 1 Categorical Exemption, under Article III.1.a.3 of the 2002 Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  3. ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION establishing PPD No. 300, pursuant to Section 80.58.5 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC), for the following residential areas: Exposition Boulevard between Sepulveda and Westwood Boulevards, Westwood Boulevard between Exposition Boulevard and Richland Avenue, Richland Avenue between Westwood Boulevard and Selby Avenue, Selby Avenue between Richland Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, Exposition Boulevard between Selby and Overland Avenues,  Overland Avenue between Exposition Boulevard and Clarkson Road, Coventry Avenue between Overland and Malcolm Avenue, Malcolm Avenue between Coventry Place and Clarkson Road, Clarkson Road between Malcolm and Glendon Avenues, Glendon Avenue between Clarkson Road and Coventry Place, Coventry Place between Glendon Avenue and Westwood Boulevard, Westwood Boulevard between Coventry Place and the I-10 Freeway, Coventry Place between Westwood Boulevard and Clarkson Road, Clarkson Road between Coventry Place and Veteran Avenue, Clarkson Road between Overland Avenue and the cul-de-sac south of Selby Avenue, Westwood Boulevard between Richland Avenue and the I-10 Freeway, Clarkson Road between Coventry Place and Veteran Avenue, Veteran Avenue between Clarkson Road and Brookhaven Avenue, Brookhaven Avenue between Veteran and Greenfield Avenues, Greenfield Avenue between Brookhaven Avenue and the cul-de-sac south of Brookhaven Avenue, Brookhaven Avenue between Greenfield and Military Avenues, Military Avenue between Brookhaven Avenue and the I-10 Freeway, Brookhaven Avenue between Military and Bentley Avenues, Bentley Avenue between Brookhaven and Richland Avenues, Richland Avenue between Bentley Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, Sepulveda Boulevard between Richland Avenue and the I-10 Freeway, Richland Avenue between Sepulveda Boulevard arid Cotner Avenue, Cotner Avenue between Richland Avenue and Pickford Street, Pickford Street between west intersection of Cotner Avenue and east intersection of Cotner Avenue, Cotner Avenue between Pickford and Pearl Streets, Pearl Street between the cul-de-sac west of Cotner Avenue and Sepulveda Boulevard, and Sepulveda Boulevard between Pearl Street and Exposition Boulevard.

  4. AUTHORIZE the NO PARKING ANYTIME EXCEPT 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM, MONDAY – FRIDAY, HOLIDAY HOURS ENFORCED; DISTRICT 300 PERMITS EXEMPT restriction for use on both sides of the residential portions of the street segments set forth above, except where parking is already prohibited for traffic flow or public safety.

  5. AUTHORIZE the following alternate restrictions that will become available to post, subject to the receipt and verification of the requisite Petition for Posting of Alternate Parking District Restrictions:

    1. NO PARKING 6 PM TO 8 AM; 2 HOUR PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM, VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 300 PERMITS EXEMPT

    2. NO PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM, VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 300 PERMITS EXEMPT

    3. 2 HOUR. PARKING 8 AM TO 6 PM, VEHICLES WITH DISTRICT NO. 300 PERMITS EXEMPT

  6. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Immediately consolidate TPPD Nos. 187, 230, 232, 234, 237, 238, 240, 241, 243, 245, 249, 250, 251, 252, 254 and 256 and convert the districts into PPD No. 300, in accordance with Section C.8 of the March 16, 2016 Rules and Procedures for PPDs which states that the LADOT may periodically review PPD boundaries and recommend consolidation of adjacent PPDs into a larger single PPD where such consolidation will aid in the administration and enforcement of the preferential parking program and where the program criteria is found to be generally satisfied.

    2. Initiate the necessary procedures for the preparation and sale permits to residents within the boundaries of PPD No. 300, as specified in LAMC Section 80.58.

    3. Post or remove the authorized parking restrictions upon receipt and validation of petitions containing signatures from 75 percent of the dwelling units, covering more than 50 percent of the developed frontage on a street segment requesting installation or removal of the parking restrictions set forth above after Council approval of this action, and without further action of Council.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that revenue from the sale of permits will cover the cost of implementing, administering and enforcing PPD No. 300. Violations of the posted restrictions may result in citation fines deposited into the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(33)19-0339
19-0339
CD 4

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to establishing an Overnight Parking District (OPD) to prohibit the overnight parking of vehicles along segments of North Citrus and North Mansfield Avenues.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Resolution (Ryu – O'Farrell):

 

  1. FIND that the proposed action is categorically exempt under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) in accordance with Article III.1.a.3 of the Los Angeles City CEQA Guidelines.

  2. RESOLVE, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 80.54 and California Vehicle Code Section 22651(n), to hereby establish an OPD along North Citrus and North Mansfield Avenues between Lexington Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Post the TOW AWAY NO STOPPING 2 AM TO 6 AM restriction on the street segments noted above.

    2. Make any technical adjustments deemed necessary to implement the parking signs authorized by this action.

  4. DETERMINE that the Los Angeles Police Department shall have primary responsibility for enforcement of these OPD parking restrictions, with support from LADOT Parking Enforcement.

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(34)12-1580-S1
12-1580-S1
CD 5

PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to amending the Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Next Century Associates, LLC.

 

Recommendations for Council action, as initiated by Motion (Koretz - Wesson):

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Department of City Planning to prepare the necessary amendments to Section 3.1.3.2.(ii) of the Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Next Century Associates, LLC (Contract No. C-122047) authorized by Ordinance No. 182381, to direct payment in the amount of $125,000 to the City of Los Angeles - Council District 5 Avenue of the Stars Community Amenities Trust Fund, in lieu of payment to the California Community Foundation.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to prepare and present an ordinance effectuating the amendments to Section 3.1.3.2.(ii) of the Development Agreement by and between the City of Los Angeles and Next Century Associates, LLC, to direct payment in the amount of $125,000 to the City of Los Angeles - Council District 5 Avenue of the Stars Community Amenities Trust Fund, in lieu of payment to the California Community Foundation.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement:  Neither the City Administrative Officer nor the Chief Legislative Analyst has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted as Amended, (15)
PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY MOTION 34A (KORETZ - HARRIS-DAWSON). CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOTION
ITEM NO.(35)19-0015
19-0015
CD 14

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION and PLANNING AND LAND USE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Appeal for property located at 124 East Olympic Boulevard.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. DETERMINE, based on the whole of the administrative record, the project is exempt from the CEQA, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, City CEQA Guidelines, Class 32, and additional CEQA documents and Environmental Findings from the Department of City Planning, dated April 11, 2019; that there is no substantial evidence demonstrating that an exception to a categorical exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines, Section 15300.2 applies.

  2. ADOPT the FINDINGS of the Central Los Angeles Area Planning Commission (CLAAPC) as the Findings of Council.

  3. RESOLVE TO DENY THE APPEAL filed by Maria Buenrostro and Natalie Shuman, on behalf of UNITE HERE Local 11, brought under the California Resources Code, Section 21151(c), from the determination of the CLAAPC, and THEREBY DETERMINE, based on the whole of the administrative record, the project is exempt from the CEQA, pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15332, City CEQA Guidelines, Class 32; in connection to a change in the use of an existing 6-story commercial building into a 7-story, 149-guest room hotel with restaurants, lounges and a coffee bar on the ground floor, terrace and pool deck on the rooftop, and conversion of existing mechanical rooms on the rooftop to guest rooms, changing the building from six stories to seven, for the property located at 124 East Olympic Boulevard.

  4. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Public Resources Code Section 21081.6, the City shall monitor or require evidence that mitigation conditions are implemented and maintained throughout the life of the project and the City may require any necessary fees to cover the cost of such monitoring.

  5. ADVISE the applicant that, pursuant to State Fish and Game Code Section 711.4, a Fish and Game Fee and/or Certification of Fee Exemption is now required to be submitted to the County Clerk prior to or concurrent with the Environmental Notice of Determination filing.

 

Applicant:  Phillip Lee, Mart South, LP

 

Representative:  Elizabeth Optholt, Elizabeth Peterson Group

 

Case No. ZA-2018-331-CUB-CUX-ZAD-1A

 

Environmental No. ENV-2018-332-CE

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLAAPC reports that there is no General Fund impact as administrative costs are recovered through fees.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(36)14-1174-S67
14-1174-S67
CD 7

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to utilizing Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Non-Housing Bond Proceeds (EBP) for a graffiti abatement project for the Pacoima/Panorama City Redevelopment Project Area.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Rodriguez - Harris-Dawson), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), Board of Public Works through the Office of Community Beautification (OCB), and any other applicable City department, to provide a report with recommendations to the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee to allocate up to $500,000 in taxable and tax-exempt CRA/LA EBP available to Council District 7 for a Graffiti Abatement project as identified in the Bond Expenditure Agreement and Bond Spending Plan for the Pacoima/Panorama City Redevelopment Project Area.

  2. INSTRUCT the OCB to utilize $500,000 in taxable and tax-exempt CRA/LA EBP available to Council District 7 from the Pacoima/Panorama City Redevelopment Project Area to fund the Pacoima/Panorama City Graffiti Abatement Project upon Council approval of the forthcoming EWDD report.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(37)14-1174-S68
14-1174-S68
CD 14

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to utilizing Community Redevelopment Agency of Los Angeles (CRA/LA) Excess Non-Housing Bond Proceeds (EBP) for development of the 6th Street Viaduct Park, Arts, River, and Connectivity Improvement Project.

 

Recommendations for Council action, pursuant to Motion (Huizar - Price), SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. INSTRUCT the Economic and Workforce Development Department (EWDD), with the assistance of the City Administrative Officer (CAO), Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), Bureau of Engineering (BOE), and any other applicable City department, to provide a report with recommendations to the CRA/LA Bond Oversight Committee to allocate all remaining taxable and tax-exempt CRA/LA EBP, including any earned interest, from the Adelante/Eastside Redevelopment Project Area for development of the 6th Street Viaduct Park, Arts, River, and Connectivity (PARC) Improvement Project as identified in the Bond Expenditure Agreement and Bond Spending Plan for the Adelante Eastside Redevelopment Project Area.

  2. INSTRUCT the BOE to utilize all remaining taxable and tax-exempt CRA/LA EBP, including any earned interest, available to Council District 14 from the Adelante Eastside Redevelopment Project Area to supplement the existing construction budget for the PARC Improvement Project subject to Council’s approval of the forthcoming EWDD report.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Neither the CAO nor the CLA has completed a financial analysis of this report.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(38)18-0399
18-0399
CD 14

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE REPORT relative to evaluating incentives and financial assistance for the proposed AECOM Hotel Project located at 1155 South Olive Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Mayor to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the City and AECOM South Park, LLC providing terms for agreements necessary to provide a revenue participation agreement to close the financing gap in the AECOM Hotel Project.

  2. INSTRUCT the Chief Legislative Analyst (CLA), with assistance of the City Attorney and other City departments as necessary, to negotiate the final definitive documents to provide a revenue participation agreement to support the AECOM Hotel Project for consideration by Council.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CLA reports that there is no fiscal impact on the City General Fund associated with the above action, inasmuch as City staff are being instructed to report on the final, definitive documents necessary to provide a future revenue participation agreement for the AECOM Hotel Project.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(39)18-0304
18-0304

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to reducing the impact of traffic redirected by mapping applications into residential neighborhoods.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE Mobility Plan 2035 Street Designations as initial criteria to identify impacted street segments.

  2. DIRECT the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) to:

    1. Include a pilot program restricting the routing of vehicles onto impacted street segments as a condition of entering into any data-sharing agreements with developers of mobile mapping applications.

    2. Report in 90 days on the status of data sharing agreement negotiations with navigation application companies.

  3. RECEIVE and FILE the LADOT report dated April 4, 2019 relative to reducing the impact of traffic redirected by mapping applications such as Apple Maps, Google and Waze into residential neighborhoods.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(40)15-1450-S2
15-1450-S2

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to the status of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation's (LADOT) Code the Curb project to create an electronic inventory of the City's parking assets in the public right-of-way.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. RECEIVE and FILE the LADOT report dated April 4, 2019 relative to the status of the Code the Curb project.

  2. DIRECT the LADOT to report in 180 days to the Transportation Committee with a progress update of the Code the Curb project.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(41)18-0449
18-0449

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE REPORT relative to developing a registration and permit program for drivers employed as Charter-Party Carriers and Transportation Network Company (TNC) operators.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. RECEIVE and FILE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) report dated April 4, 2019 relative to developing a registration and permit program for drivers employed as Charter-Party Carriers and TNC operators.

  2. REQUEST the City Attorney to report to the Transportation Committee in 90 days with a legal analysis of the options for exercising regulatory and fee-setting authority discussed in the LADOT report.

  3. DIRECT Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in consultation with the LADOT, to report to the Transportation Committee in 90 days on the feasibility of including driver permitting and/or data sharing requirements in the LAWA TNC program.

  4. DIRECT the Office of Finance, in consultation with the LADOT, to report to the Transportation Committee in 90 days relative to current compliance with business licensing requirements by TNC drivers and the feasibility of adding other regulatory requirements.

  5. DIRECT the Chief Legislative Analyst, in consultation with the LADOT, to report to the Transportation Committee in 90 days with options for sponsoring state legislation to improve regulatory oversight over TNCs.

Fiscal Impact Statement: The LADOT reports that this action will not impact the General Fund.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(42)17-1259
17-1259

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to service agreements with Banks of America, N.A., J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. to provide general banking services to the City.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to negotiate a service agreement with Bank of America N.A. to provide general banking services for a period of five years, effective upon the date of the execution of the agreement, with an option to extend the agreement for this purpose, for an additional five-year term.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to negotiate a service agreement with J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. to provide general banking services for a period of five years effective upon the date of the execution of the agreement, with an option to extend the agreement for this purpose, for an additional five-year term.

  3. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to negotiate a service agreement with MUFG Union Bank, N.A. to provide banking services to support the Neighborhood Council Funding Program for a period of five years effective upon the date of the execution of the agreement, with an option to extend the agreement for this purpose, for an additional five-year term.

  4. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to enter into a Letter of Credit agreement with Bank of America, N.A., for an amount not to exceed $4 million, to support the City’s Contractor Bonding Assistance Program, subject to review and approval by the City Attorney as to form and legality .

 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Office of Finance (Finance) reports it will monitor the fiscal impact to the General Fund as the implementation progresses and will monitor the monthly service charges and any additional funding that may be required beyond the Finance's appropriation in its Bank Service Fees account. Finance will also report through the annual budget preparation cycle and the monthly Financial Status Reports on any significant changes in the expenditures from its Bank Service Fees account.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Price
, Smith
(2)
ITEM NO.(43)14-0806
14-0806

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to authorization for the Office of Finance (Finance) to execute a Sixth Amendment to Contract Nos. C-114826 and C-114564 with Wells Fargo Bank for banking services.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to execute Amendment No. 6 to Contract No. C-114826 with Wells Fargo Bank for banking services, subject to final approval as to form and legality by the City Attorney.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Director of Finance, or designee, to execute Amendment No. 6 to Contract No. C-114564 with Wells Fargo Bank for banking services, subject to final approval as to form and legality by the City Attorney.

 

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: Finance reports the City paid $18.2 million in bank service charges for all City departments in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 and is projected to spend $18.5 million in bank service charges in FY 2018-19. Additionally, in anticipation of a transition to a new bank platform, Finance initiated migrating the City’s merchant accounts from the Wells Fargo Merchant Services platform to Elavon, Inc. at the start of this Fiscal Year. Finance reports it is also migrating the service charges for its Armored Courier services off the Wells Fargo payment platform, and approximately $8.9 million of the service charges to be paid in FY 2018-19 are invoiced through the agreements with Wells Fargo Bank.

 

Finance further reports, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Los Angeles World Airports, and Los Angeles Department of Transportation are invoiced directly by the bank, and they pay for their charges directly, which are projected to be approximately $14.5 million in Fiscal Year 2018-19, and Finance pays for all other City departments’ bank service charges.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (13); Absent: Price
, Smith
(2)
ITEM NO.(44)

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT relative to consideration of lien(s) for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) and/or Los Angeles Administrative Code (LAAC).

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the following recommendations as stated below for the proposed lien(s) for nuisance abatement costs and/or non-compliance of code violations/Annual Inspection costs, pursuant to LAMC and/or LAAC, for the following properties:

(a)18-0160-S229
18-0160-S229
CD 11

3601 South Grand View Boulevard. (Lien: $2,799.21)

 

SUBMITS WITHOUT RECOMMENDATION - MOTION REQUIRED.

 

(Continued from Council meeting of March 22, 2019)

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
MOTION (BONIN - MARTINEZ) ADOPTED. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOTION
Items for which Public Hearings Have Not Been Held - (10 Votes Required for Consideration)
ITEM NO.(45)19-0247
19-0247
CD 3

CATEGORICAL EXEMPTION, COMMUNICATION FROM THE CITY ENGINEER and ORDINANCE FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the quitclaim of the easement for storm drain purposes lying on on 22121 Clarendon Street easterly of Farralone Avenue - Right of Way No. 36000-2165 (Quitclaim).

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. FIND that the Quitclaim is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act of 1970 pursuant to Article III, Class 5(4) of the City's Environmental Guidelines.

  2. APPROVE the Quitclaim as shown on the March 7, 2019 City Engineer report, attached to the Council file, subject to the following condition:

    That petitioner make satisfactory arrangement with the Bureau of Engineering, Real Estate Group (BOE) with respect to the payment of the document recording fee.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated March 5, 2019, authorizing the quitclaim of an easement for storm drain, lying on 22121 Clarendon Street easterly of Farralone Avenue, which has been approved as to form and legality by the City Attorney.

  4. INSTRUCT the BOE to record and deliver the necessary quitclaim deed or deeds to the persons legally entitled thereto.

  5. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to forward a copy of the Council action and Ordinance to the BOE for processing.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The City Engineer reports that a fee of $7,075.91 was paid for processing this request pursuant to Section 7.40 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(46)

RESOLUTIONS relative to removing various properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program.

Recommendation for Council action:

ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTIONS removing the following properties from the Rent Escrow Account Program (REAP), inasmuch as the owner(s) have corrected the cited REAP violations and provided proof of compliance with the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), Code Enforcement Unit, habitability citations, pursuant to Ordinance 173810, and ADOPT the Findings contained in the HCIDLA's report attached to the Council File:

(a)12-0005-S179
12-0005-S179
CD 5

815 North Beverly Glen Boulevard (Case No. 621979) Assessor I.D. No. 4371-021-024 

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(b)13-0005-S102
13-0005-S102
CD 14

2235 East Rogers Avenue (Case No. 656314) Assessor I.D. No. 5183-026-009

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(c)16-0005-S27
16-0005-S27
CD 14

3228 East 1st Street (Case No. 629597) Assessor I.D. No. 5179-007-025

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(d)19-0005-S75
19-0005-S75
CD 8

10312 South San Pedro Street (Case No. 646259) Assessor I.D. No. 6063-014-034

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(e)19-0005-S76
19-0005-S76
CD 9

1221 West 51st Place (Case No. 630238) Assessor I.D. No. 5017-009-024

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(f)19-0005-S77
19-0005-S77
CD 8

4038 South Harvard Boulevard (Case No. 637264) Assessor I.D. No. 5021-006-007

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(g)19-0005-S78
19-0005-S78
CD 1

476 South Witmer Street (Case Nos. 361546 and 83312) Assessor I.D. No. 5153-024-025

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(h)19-0005-S79
19-0005-S79
CD 2

6931 North Hinds Avenue (Case No. 376153) Assessor I.D. No. 2321-014-008

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(i)19-0005-S80
19-0005-S80
CD 3

6835 North Variel Avenue (Case No. 638726) Assessor I.D. No. 2138-022-014

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(j)19-0005-S81
19-0005-S81
CD 1

3411 East Altura Street (Case Nos. 34208 and Case No. 53837 [6162]) Assessor I.D. No. 5208-027-012

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(k)19-0005-S82
19-0005-S82
CD 5

6347 West Orange Street (Case No. 624766) Assessor I.D. No. 5510-025-009

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(l)19-0005-S83
19-0005-S83
CD 15

666 West 5th Street (Case No. 375956) Assessor I.D. No. 7451-026-017

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(m)19-0005-S84
19-0005-S84
CD 8

614 West 92nd Street (Case No. 642445) Assessor I.D. No. 6039-014-037

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(n)19-0005-S85
19-0005-S85
CD 8

1151 West 36th Place (Case No. 317191) Assessor I.D. No. 5040-029-016

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(o)19-0005-S86
19-0005-S86
CD 14

3227 East Gleason Avenue (Case No. 577586) Assessor I.D. No. 5179-007-007

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(p)19-0005-S87
19-0005-S87
CD 11

5972 West 86th Place (Case No. 642237) Assessor I.D. No. 4123-013-006

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(q)19-0005-S88
19-0005-S88
CD 8

5353 South 8th Avenue (Case No. 349995) Assessor I.D. No. 5006-018-012

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
(r)19-0005-S89
19-0005-S89
CD 1

2612 North Idell Street (Case No. 471887) Assessor I.D. No. 5446-012-016

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(47)19-0328
19-0328
CD 11

CONSIDERATION OF MOTION (BONIN - RODRIGUEZ) relative to a lease agreement with the Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment (PACE) for a City-owned facility located at 682 Broadway Street. 

 

Recommendation for Council action:

 

INSTRUCT the Department of General Services, with the assistance of the City Attorney and any other relevant departments, to negotiate and execute a non-profit lease agreement, or other appropriate agreement, with PACE to utilize the City-owned facility located at 682 Broadway Street, Venice, 90291 in Council District 11 to provide Head Start early education services.

 

Community Impact Statement:  None submitted.

 

(Information, Technology, and General Services Committee waived consideration of the above matter)

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(48)19-0399
19-0399
CD 4

MOTION (RYU - SMITH) relative to the purchase and installation of two speed feedback signs in Council District Four.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. TRANSFER / APPROPRIATE $19,003 in the AB1290 Fund No. 53P, Account No. 281204 (CD 4 Redevelopment Projects - Services) to the Transportation Fund No. 100/94, Account No. 003040 (Contractual Services) for the purchase and installation of two speed feedback signs in Council District Four.

  2. AUTHORIZE the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to make any corrections, clarifications or revisions to the above fund transfer instructions, including any new instructions, in order to effectuate the intent of this Motion, and including any corrections and changes to fund or account numbers; said corrections / clarifications / changes may be made orally, electronically or by any other means.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(49)19-0403
19-0403

MOTION (CEDILLO - KORETZ) relative to amending prior Council action of March 1, 2019 regarding the execution of disposition and development agreements and various other actions for the development of affordable housing on City-owned property.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. AMEND prior Council action of March 1, 2019 regarding approval to execute disposition and development agreements and various other actions for the development of affordable housing on City-owned property  (Council file Nos. 12-0049-S5, 12-0049-S9, 12-0049-S10, 12-0049-S13, 16-0739, 17-0862, 18-0261, 18-0579, 15-0450, and 15-0450-S1) to stipulate the correct Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APNs) for the following property as noted below:

    4601 West Washington Boulevard (APNs 5071-025-903, 7071-025-902, and 5071-025-901)

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department and request the Office of the City Attorney to ensure that all documents related to the transfer and disposition of these sites reflect the correct APNs.

 

 

Adopted as Amended, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
MOTION (CEDILLO - HUIZAR) ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY MOTION 49A (CEDILLO - HUIZAR). CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE MOTION
ITEM NO.(50)19-0010-S5
19-0010-S5
CD 8

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - BUSCAINO) relative to an offer of reward for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Cornell Hunter. 

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. PROVIDE an offer of reward in the amount of $50,000 for information leading to the identification, apprehension, and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of Cornell Hunter.

  2. FIND that the subject reward complies with the provisions of Chapter 12, Article 1, Division 19, of the Los Angeles Administrative Code.

  3. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices and/or advertisements to effectuate this reward.

  4. DIRECT the City Clerk to publish the required notices in the Our Weekly, Los Angeles Sentinel and LA Watts Times, in addition to the regular publications used by the City Clerk for reward notices, to ensure adequate community notice.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(51)19-0406
19-0406
CD 7

MOTION (RODRIGUEZ - O'FARRELL) relative to issuing one or more series of revenue bonds or notes in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $40,000,000 for the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement and equipping of a 128-unit multi-family rental project located at 12500-12522 Filmore Street.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. WAIVE the City of Los Angeles Multifamily Bond policy to allow the California Public Finance Authority to issue bonds not to exceed $40,000,000 to provide financing for the acquisition, rehabilitation, improvement, and equipping of a 128-unit multi-family rental housing project located at 12500-12522 Filmore Street in Council District Seven.

  2. INSTRUCT the Los Angeles Housing and Community Investment Department to execute and enforce the terms of the ADA Regulatory Agreement with the Borrower.

  3. INSTRUCT the City Clerk to schedule a Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) Hearing and consideration of the accompanying TEFRA Resolution for the City Council Meeting to be held on Friday, MAY 3, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., located at 200 North Spring Street, Room 340, Los Angeles, California 90012.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(52)19-0407
19-0407

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - KREKORIAN) relative to funding for the review of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents by third-party environmental consultants.

 

Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

AUTHORIZE the Controller to appropriate $300,000 from the Department of City Planning (DCP) Case Processing Fund (52D) to its Contractual Services account for the review of CEQA documents as follows:

 

  1. Appropriate $300,000 from the DCP Case Processing Fund No. 52D/68, Account No. 68168R to the City Planning Department Fund No. 100/68, Account No. 003040, Contractual Services.

  2. Authorize the DCP, in consultation with the City Administrative Officer, to make any necessary technical adjustments or prepare additional Controller instructions that may be required to implement the intent of this Motion.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(53)14-0394-S1
14-0394-S1
CD 5

MOTION (KORETZ - BLUMENFIELD) relative to installing street banners to promote the Pick Pico Fair on May 19, 2019 from 11a.m.-3 p.m. and enhance business on Pico Boulevard during that weekend.

 

Recommendations for Council action:

 

  1. APPROVE, in accordance with the Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 62.132, the Street Banner program supported by the Westside Neighborhood Council, as a City of Los Angeles Event Street Banner Program.

  2. APPROVE the content of the Street Banner design, attached to the Motion.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
ITEM NO.(54)

FINAL MAPS in the various Council Districts.

Recommendation for Council action:

APPROVE the Final Maps and Adopt the City Engineer Reports as detailed in the various listed Council files, including bonds, agreements, contracts and other related issues as specified:

(a)19-0404
19-0404
CD 1

FINAL MAP OF TRACT NO. 62781 located at 1101 North Main Street, northerly of North Main Street.

 

(Bond No. 133077)

Owner: Andrew Parker; Surveyor: Kurt Troxell

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The Subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
MAP AND BOND APPROVED - CITY ENGINEER REPORT ADOPTED
(b)15-1170-S1
15-1170-S1
CD 5

FINAL MAP OF TRACT No. 74328, located at 118-126 North Flores Street, southerly of Beverly Boulevard.

 

Subdivider: BLDG Flores LLC; Surveyor: Bryan Gentry

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The subdivider has paid a fee of $9,064 for the processing of this final tract map pursuant to Section 19.02(A)(2) of the Los Angeles Municipal Code. No additional City funds are needed.

 

 

Adopted, (14); Absent: Price
(1)
MAP APPROVED - CITY ENGINEER REPORT ADOPTED
MOTIONS/RESOLUTIONS PRESENTED PURSUANT TO RULE NO. 16 - TO BE PLACED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE AGENDA
18-0248-S3
18-0248-S3MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to authorizing the Department on Disability to accept a donation for the Reel Abilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2018 event.
19-0447
19-0447

MOTION (RYU - MARTINEZ) relative to funding for additional enforcement services around the Hollywood Sign during the closure of the Griffith Observatory.

19-0448
19-0448

MOTION (RYU - RODRIGUEZ) relative to installing street banners to promote the Greek Theatre's upcoming season from April 13, 2019 to October 25, 2019.

18-0010-S17
18-0010-S17

MOTION (HARRIS-DAWSON - HUIZAR) relative to reinstating the reward offer in the unsolved murder of Hannah Bell for an additional six months.

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19-0449

MOTION (PRICE - HARRIS-DAWSON) relative to approving a refund of $50,000 to West Los Angeles Community Development Corporation, Restore Neighborhoods Los Angeles Inc., and Genesis LA Economic Growth Corporation.

COMMENDATORY RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN HONOR OF:
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Paul KoretzBonin - Wesson - Blumenfield
Lucy Liu O'Farrell - Martinez 
Brandy TurnbowSmith - Ryu 
CalFresh Awareness MonthRyu - Martinez 
John A. Goines, Jr.  Wesson - Smith 
Kwame Cooper Wesson - Rodriguez - Smith 
Carolyn James Buscaino - Blumenfield 
Gregory W. McKnight O'Farrell - Martinez 
AAPI Day Against Bullying and HateRyu - Wesson
Older Americans Month Ryu - Smith 
Libraries = Strong Communities Day  Ryu - Martinez
LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division 50th Anniversary  Smith - Rodriguez 

At the conclusion of this day's Council Session ADJOURNING MOTIONS WERE ADOPTED in tribute to the memory of:
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Lyn Ross   Wesson - All Councilmembers

ENDING ROLL CALL
Ending Roll Call

Blumenfield, Bonin, Buscaino, Cedillo, Harris-Dawson, Huizar, Koretz, Krekorian, Martinez, O'Farrell, Price, Ryu, Smith and President Wesson (14); Absent: Rodriguez (1)













Los Angeles City Council Agenda, Supplemental Agenda
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER ROOM 340, CITY HALL 200 NORTH SPRING STREET, LOS ANGELES CA 90012 - 10:00 AM





Items for which Public Hearings Have Been Held
ITEM NO.(55)19-0369
19-0369

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTION, and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the issuance and sale of up to $250 million of Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property).

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION, including the various bond documents, which authorizes the issuance and sale of up to $250 million of MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property).

  2. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 9, 2019, to amend the Los Angeles Administrative Code to add Sections 5.162.47 and 5.162.48 to create two special funds for the lease financing referred to herein as the MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property). The two special funds are:

    1. Special fund to record certain accounting transactions for the MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment).

    2. Special fund to record certain accounting transactions for the MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property).

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 9, 2019, to provide for the issuance of lease revenue bonds by the MICLA, which are being issued to retire certain maturities of commercial paper notes and refund certain lease revenue bonds, both issued by MICLA, by approving the lease and sublease of certain real property by the City, as lessor and sublessee, to and from MICLA, as lessee and sublessor.

  4. REQUEST the Controller to create two accounts in the Capital Finance Administration Fund No.100/53 that will be used to pay for future lease payments entitled MICLA 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA 2019-B (Real Property).

  5. AUTHORIZE the City Administrative Officer (CAO) to make technical corrections and adjustments as necessary to those transactions included in this report to implement the Mayor and Council intentions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports the issuance of up to $250 million of MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property) will be an obligation of the General Fund, subject to annual appropriations in the Adopted Budget. The resulting semi-annual lease payments are scheduled for the months of April and October, and it will be paid from funds in the Capital Finance Administration Fund No. 100/53. The first lease payments will be made on October 15, 2019.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports the issuance of up to $250 million of MICLA Lease Revenue Bonds, Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) and MICLA Lease Revenue Refunding Bonds, Series 2019-B (Real Property) will not cause the City’s debt service payments to exceed six percent of General Fund revenues for non-voter approved debt as established in the City’s Financial Policies, Debt Management Section.

 

Based on current market rates, the average annual debt service for the Series 2019-A (Capital Equipment) Bonds is $11.5 million over 10 years, until October 15, 2028, and the average annual debt service on the Series 2019-B (Real Property) Bonds is $6.9 million over 20 years, until October 15, 2038. The total debt service, including total principal and interest, over the life of the bonds is approximately $263.5 million. The estimated present value savings from the refunding of the Series 2009-D (Recover Zone Economic Development Bonds), is approximately $2.4 million. Actual interest rates may differ as rates are dependent on market conditions at the time of issuance.

 

MICLA bonds are a General Fund obligation. The lease payments to MICLA are annually budgeted in the Capital Finance Administration Fund No. 100/53.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted - FORTHWITH, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)
ITEM NO.(56)19-0379
19-0379

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE REPORT, RESOLUTIONS, and ORDINANCES FIRST CONSIDERATION relative to the extension and replacement of Letters of Credit to support the Municipal Improvement Corporation of Los Angeles (MICLA) Lease Revenue Commercial Paper Note Programs.

 

Recommendations for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE APPROVAL OF THE MAYOR:

 

  1. ADOPT the accompanying AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION, Attachment A of the City Administrative Officer (CAO) report dated April 10, 2019, which authorizes and approves the negotiation and execution of certain legal documents in connection with the expansion of the MICLA Revenue Commercial Paper Note Program and the extension and replacement of the supporting Letters of Credit facilities.

  2. ADOPT the accompanying AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION, Attachment B of the CAO report, which authorizes and approves the negotiation and execution of certain legal documents in connection with the amendment of the MICLA Lease Revenue Commercial Paper Note Program (Los Angeles Convention Center) and the replacement of the supporting Letter of Credit facility.

  3. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 9, 2019, to approve the lease and sublease of certain real property by the City, as lessor and sublessee, to and from the MICLA, as lessee and sublessor, in connection with the issuance by MICLA of lease revenue commercial paper notes, tax-exempt series A and taxable series B (MICLA CP Notes) under an existing MICLA commercial paper notes program, as described in Ordinance No. 184270. The MICLA CP Notes are used to, among other things, finance and refinance the costs of the acquisition, construction and improvement of certain real property occupied by the City. This ordinance supersedes Ordinance No. 184270.

  4. PRESENT and ADOPT the accompanying ORDINANCE, dated April 9, 2019, to approve the lease and sublease of certain real property by the City, as lessor and sublessee, to and from the MICLA, as lessee and sublessor, in connection with the issuance by MICLA of lease revenue commercial paper notes (Los Angeles Convention Center), tax-exempt series A and taxable series B (MICLA Convention Center CP Notes) under an existing MICLA commercial paper notes program for the Los Angeles Convention Center, as described in Ordinance No. 183923. The MICLA Convention Center CP Notes are used to finance and refinance the costs of certain improvements to the Los Angeles Convention Center. This ordinance supersedes Ordinance No. 183923.

  5. AUTHORIZE the CAO to make technical corrections and adjustments as necessary to those transactions included in this report to implement the Mayor's and Council's intentions.

 

Fiscal Impact Statement: The CAO reports there is no impact to the General Fund from the approval of the recommendations in this report. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19 Adopted Budget includes appropriations totaling $11 million within the Capital Finance Administration Fund for costs associated with supporting the existing Programs, including Letter of Credit fees, interest costs, remarking agent fees, and rating agency fees. The CAO additionally reports that expanding the Programs will require an additional $1 million in FY 2019-20 due to increasing interest costs and a higher assumed average outstanding commercial paper balance. Due to those same reasons, despite the decrease to the Programs, the same level of funding will be required in FY 2019-20. Annual budget appropriations for the Programs are subject to Mayor and Council approval.

 

Debt Impact Statement: The CAO reports that in accordance with the City’s Financial Policies, Debt Management Section, the maximum debt service payable in any given year may not exceed six percent of General Fund Revenues for nonvoter approved debt. It is reported that the proposed changes in the Programs will not cause debt service to exceed this limit as commercial paper is short-term debt and interest costs are included in the FY 2018-19 Adopted Budget, Capital Finance Administration Fund. The savings for Letter of Credit fees resulting from the lower negotiated fees with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BMO Harris Bank, US Bank, and State Street Bank, compared to the existing Letter of Credit fees, is approximately $561,000 annually.

 

Community Impact Statement: None submitted.

 

 

Adopted - FORTHWITH, (12); Absent: Bonin
, Koretz
, Price
(3)